Construction Technology

Program Description

The program prepares students for entry-level careers in the construction industry. Students will use the National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER) curriculum. They will also use heavy equipment simulators to learn how to operate machinery.

Students in the program will apply their knowledge and skills in industry work experiences. The CTE Department may structure the field experience. This may include laboratory-based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Shop Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Blue Print Reading
  • Power Tools
  • Heavy Equipment Simulation
  • Framing & Wall Construction
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Residential Construction

Business and Industry Partners

Associated Builder and Contractors of Greater Houston · Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston Bilfinger · North America · CenterPoint Energy · Chesmar Homes · Construction Collaborative · Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation · Greater Houston Builders Association · Houston Masonry Council · Marek Brothers Systems, Inc · MLN Fire Protection · Paul Yeatts Enterprise · Quickrete Companies · Reliant Home Services · Texas Masonry Council · Winco Masonry · Wisenbaker Construction · W.T. Byler

College Partners

Lone Star College · Prairie View A&M University · San Jacinto College

Program of Study

Industry Certifications

  • NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Core
  • NCCER Carpentry Level 1

Possible Career Pathways

  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Architect
  • Construction Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Journeyman Carpenter
  • Master Carpenter
  • Scaffold Builder
  • Heavy Equipment Operator

*Median Pay Per Year

$45,170 – $91,370
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

*The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median Pay Per Year range includes occupations listed on Bureau of Labor Statistics.

HS Endorsement: Business & Industry
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Construction Construction Technology I Construction Technology II Construction Management 1